- any of various government officials.
- the supervisor of a staff of servants.
- an officer in a sepoy regiment, corresponding in rank to a lieutenant.
Origin of jemadar
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Historical Examples of jemadar
As close as you wish them to be, Jemadar; but we must be paid.
And he wrote a note to the Jemadar, informing him who I was, and how I had been connected with him of old.
The Jemadar looked annoyed—and distinctly felt as he looked.
The Jemadar began to ask questions, and Bertram began to dislike the Jemadar.
The Jemadar hastened to explain that he fully understood, as Bertram strode off.
- a native junior officer belonging to a locally raised regiment serving as mercenaries in India, esp with the British Army (until 1947)
- an officer in the Indian police